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Sustainability Course: Curriculum Developer/ Lead Facilitator

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Turning Green
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Sausalito, CA
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Published 13 days ago

Turning Green is a global, student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. Turning Green seeks to engage youth in the transition from conventional to conscious living to sustain a healthy, just, and thriving planet. TG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Sausalito, CA. 

We are seeking a motivated, go-getter, passionate education professional to continue developing and play a leadership role for Project Green Course ("PGCourse"), a 15-week virtual program for university undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. We are a fast-paced, start-up-like nonprofit organization with a small dedicated team and phenomenal student interns, who this candidate will report to and manage. The course focuses on climate justice, sustainability, advocacy, and public health, set to broaden perspectives, illustrate vital intersections, and sharpen critical thinking, leadership, communication, and professional skills — to activate next generation agents of change with passion and purpose

Candidates should have experience with remote learning platforms, commitment to environmental and social justice, and track record of working effectively with diverse student groups. The ideal candidate for this role thrives when many things are thrown their way, managing time, priorities, and multidimensional relationships with the TG team, TA's, interns, students, academic advisors, speakers, and more. Turning Green team members are highly adaptable and collaborative, eager to listen, learn, and lead.

This position is a temporary part time role, 30 hours a week, lasting from July 2021 through December 2021. In addition to program development and coordination responsibilities, the Program Lead will facilitate PGCourse once it begins, leading two 90 minute sessions each week from August 30 to November 2021, and overseeing student Climate Action Projects from November through mid December. The Program Lead will continuing to coordinate all Course components with the team. 

Responsibilities: Course Development

  • Meet needs of organization, Turning Green, Executive Director and team members to prepare, launch, and deliver on PGCourse in a short time frame
  • Finalize Project Green Course curriculum and create weekly lesson plans based on the existing outline to achieve stated Course goals
  • Collaborate with staff and team on course content, materials, and resources
  • Manage TA/intern team providing guidance and support 
  • Work with team to review student applications and to finalize the student cohort 
  • Manage communication to notify applicants of acceptance and logistics leading up to Course launch
  • Continue to manage guest speaker and contributor outreach, confirmation, and logistics
  • Establish relationship with Academic Advisory Board 
  • Review and incorporate course feedback from Academic Advisory Board, as needed 
  • Finalize Teaching Assistants (TA's) and coordinate professional development to support them to be successful in their role
  • Work with TA's to develop Discussion Group plans, materials, and resources
  • Work with communication team to develop communication plan for the Course

Responsibilities: Course Facilitation & Coordination

  • Facilitate a culture of tolerance, inclusivity, respect, and collaboration for a global cohort of emerging young leaders and teaching assistants 
  • Coordinate with guest speakers, workshop hosts, panelists
  • Introduce speakers and as needed moderate panel discussions 
  • Support teaching assistants in their leadership role with student Discussion Groups
  • Work with team to monitor course website and student forum. Support TA's in responding to forum questions, reflection questions, and journal activities 
  • Work with TA’s on outside class activities for the Course cohort, extending learning opportunities, and community building 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental studies, science or sustainability preferred (Relevant Experience could satisfy)
  • Educational leadership experience; formal or informal teaching experience (at the high school level or higher), curriculum development, lesson planning, group facilitation
  • Extensive understanding and experience within the “environmental space,” knowledge of current environmental topics, issues, and solutions
  • Previous leadership and mentorship experience 
  • Passionate about student empowerment and education 
  • Great verbal and written communications skills, dynamic, and engaging public speaker
  • Highly organized and able to manage many interrelated projects simultaneously
  • Ability to foster an inclusive, supportive, and motivated learning community 
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching and work with diverse groups of students 
  • Familiarity or willingness to become familiar with the Turning Green organization’s key programs; Project Green Challenge, and Conscious Kitchen 
  • Love for the environment and drive to create a healthy, just, and resilient future 
  • Must be available 30 hours a week

Applications are due by July 2nd. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

If you have any questions, please email us at info@turninggreen.org. 

Turning Green is a global, student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. Turning Green seeks to engage youth in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    July 9, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 2, 2021

Salary

$35 - $40Based on experience

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish a plus

Spanish a plus

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
2330 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Suite 205

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume, cover letter, plus an example of educational materials or curriculum you developed to info@turninggreen.org.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume, cover letter, plus an example of educational materials or curriculum you developed to info@turninggreen.org.

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